I Didn’t Know

I didn’t know…

…one tiny, really insignificant (but personal) answered prayer could so alter my view of God and His love.

…I would look back on my really bad choices and truly thank God for all He has accomplished–not in spite of those choices, but because of them. “And we know that in all things God works together for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

…I would ever love this song by Rich. I really thought it was hokey when I first heard it.

…I could look past non-essential doctrine for the sake of unity.

…my guitar would still feel smooth as butter.

…I even cared to play my guitar anymore.

…that the one spot my eyes are always drawn to when I step onto my deck after dark is the Andromeda Galaxy.

…a “theatre” is specifically a place where plays are performed, as opposed to a cinema, where you view films.

…the Psalmist often cried out, and then affirmed whatever he was crying out. “Hear me, O Lord!” is often followed by, “The Lord hears me.”

…how satisfied I could be with so little.

…how much I could love my family history.

…how loved I am by so many people.

Thank you for reminding me, God!

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2 Responses to I Didn’t Know

  1. Dave Wade says:

    Fatalism condems mankind to perdition. When we quote Paul in Rom 8:28, the first word “And…” demands recognition of the contextural relationship to the previous verses. Vs. 26 & 27 encompass a world of prayer that is truly significant – what it must mean to always pray “in God’s will!” There is no fatalism here – there is only simple acceptance of His will.

    Your yearnings are a pleasure to read, semmie – your heart is open for all to see. Only a supreme confidence in Christ’s Love allows for such faith.

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